newbie starting muy thai

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  1. Wrathbeans

    Wrathbeans Orange Belt

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    what should i expect from the first class. I know most schools are diffrent but what was it like for your first time ?
     
  2. ChachiKiller

    ChachiKiller Brown Belt

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    I remember mine. I went and it looked completely different than I expected. I couldn't see any equipment. Everybody seemed WAY older than me and wore these full-length linnen uniforms. After I warmed up I started right -in sparring. A couple got in some lucky shots but mostly they were yelling and falling down. After awhile the cops showed up and arrested me. Normally I wear glasses. That night I forgot them. Apparently I walked into the Sunrise Senior Center which was next door to the muy thai school.

    I guess my advice would be to wear your glasses.
     
  3. lil_ric23

    lil_ric23 White Belt

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    Just worked on proper stance and throwing a basic jab. Was pretty nervous and looked like an idiot the first couple days. But you'll get the hang of it and if the guys in your school are anything like mine, they should be very nice and want to help.
     
  4. Whitefish

    Whitefish Guest

    That is fantastic
     
  5. ssullivan80

    ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    Expect to sweat your ass off and feel sore muscles you never realized you had.

    If it is a good gym, just listen to the instructors and pay as close attention as you can. Find some of the other more advanced students and ask them what you can do to improve. Try to just concern yourself with the basics and don't try to overwhelm yourself. Finally as Matt Sera always says..... Breathe......breathe.......breathe........

    I do remember my first MT class, I had a protein shake an hour before class and 20 minutes into the class (they called it warm-up) I ran into the parking lot and up came the whole damn shake. One of the senior students looked over and said "first class huh?, dont drink protein shakes before class, this ain't 24hr Fitness"
     
  6. ChachiKiller

    ChachiKiller Brown Belt

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    Sorry about my earlier post. Damage from too many head shots.

    We jump rope for 10 minutes, shadow box for six, learn a new technique and pair off. We take turns with focus mits on combinations and use a larger pad for kicking drills. Then we spar different people in our weight classes for 30.
     
  7. CTOWNP

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    I first practiced two days ago. First jumped rope which is diffacault to do if your not used to it. then we broke into shadow boxing, mit work which can take a little while to get used to when your first learning combos. Watch you dont hold your pads to close to your face I learned the hard way. then we did light sparring. I guess what to expect taken from a beginner like me is try to follow along with the combos and expect to do some form of sparring.
     
  8. denske

    denske coolhearts muaythai

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    expect to throw up, lol. i almost did.
     
  9. Johnny Rico

    Johnny Rico Heart of a Champion

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    start training your cardio now, because you'll need it!

    Make sure you take all advice and apply it when it's given; you'll learn after you throw a few thousand kicks, punches, elbows and knees :)
     
  10. Treadly

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    One thing most people forget to mention, and forget that they even do it, is that when you skip, you have to do one foot at at time. Something I had no idea about when I first started.
     
  11. RhythmShockZero

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    Yea, my first time was alright. I had been running 4 miles a day, so my cardio was just barely enough to not puke. Barely. Everybody was nice, and everybody expects the new guy to suck, so they should be patient with you. Just try your best not to put someone else in danger with those loose cannon roundhouses and knees.
     
  12. eyeloveink

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    I just did my first Thai Boxing class today too. Most of these guys are right on the button. I sweat my balls off from all the jump robe and the drills where you kick/punch only using your hips for power. Worked the jab almost exclusively doing the focus mitts. It was a lot of fun, I hope you enjoy it.
     

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